Executive Producer, More Perfect

WNYC Studios New York City, New York


Description

Executive Producer, More Perfect, WNYC Studios

WNYC Studios seeks an Executive Producer for More Perfect to lead the show alongside the host, focusing on editorial development as well as strategies for growth and overall excellence.  More Perfect is a show that connects listeners to the decisions made inside the Supreme Court's hallowed halls, and explains what those rulings mean for "we the people" who exist far from the bench.

The Executive Producer is a strong, clear and empathetic manager and an editorial leader with creative vision and high aspirations. The EP needs to be extremely organized, and someone who has created positive work environments.

The EP has experience making audio and will lead the team to craft narrative, ideas-driven audio journalism and to maximize that work’s impact and reach. 

The Executive Producer creates an environment in which great journalism can happen and the people who make that journalism can thrive. This position reports to the Vice President of Original Content at WNYC Studios.

Responsibilities

Content production and oversight:

  • Collaborate with the Host on editorial decisions and reporting plans.
  • Serve as editorial lead for the day-to-day work of making highly-produced, original and thoughtful episodes.
  • Guide producers through each stage of pitching, research, interviewing, scripting, and editing
  • Identify legal experts to serve as consultants to the content

Staff management:

  • Lead a talented team, including recruiting and hiring 4-6 production staff.  Manage leadership positions (senior producer et al)
  • Evaluate the staff members’ performance and advancing their professional development
  • Manage legal advisors, seeking feedback and collaboration from them

Administrative oversight and growth:

  • Manage the show’s budget, in collaboration with WNYC Studios leadership
  • Supervise the team’s production coordinator in collaborating with marketing, sponsorship, publicity, and live events teams to advance the show’s mission and further audience growth and diversity
  • Communicate consistently and clearly with other members of the team

Qualifications 

  • 7+ years experience building and managing audio teams
  • At least five years experience producing narrative journalism podcasts
  • Experience growing an engaged audience around audio content
  • A passion for fostering an inclusive, diverse, and innovative team culture 
  • Proven track record of being a strong leader who embodies the mission and values of NYPR 
  • Fearless pursuit of original, enterprising stories
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills
  • Proficient in using audio editing software, such as ProTools and Descript
  • Proven ability to mentor and inspire a staff
  • Impeccable attention to detail, ability to organize a busy calendar
  • The ability to work effectively and interact  with the staff, executives at NYPR, colleagues, partners and sources.

Additional Information

This is a full-time role that includes benefits. New York Public Radio offers competitive compensation with excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance, and paid time off benefits including vacation, personal, sick time and parental leave. 

This role is currently operating remotely, with the ability to optionally work from the office/studio sometimes, which is encouraged. However, this position is not a permanent remote position and is part of the New York City staff and may be expected to work from the New York office in a hybrid capacity within the next few months. 

Given this role will be in the office/studios, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required unless NYPR has approved a specific religious or medical exemption in advance of the first day of work. At this time, NYPR defines being fully vaccinated as having received two Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations or one Johnson and Johnson vaccination.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

New York Public Radio is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We continuously strive to place our employees at the center of our thinking and elevate inclusive practices to develop and support a more engaged and productive workforce. Our journalism and operations in the service of that journalism benefit from a broad range of perspectives, from all backgrounds, at all levels of the organization. Diversity is essential to honest, authentic, accurate storytelling and reportage; creating an institution in which all voices are encouraged, valued, and heard.

Equal Opportunity

New York Public Radio is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving the goal of equal employment opportunity for all. Applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions without regard to mental or physical disability, race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship status, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, employment status or any protected federal, state or local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved. 

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